The Nevada Democratic Party is promising that they will prosecute any Republican who engages in voter fraud by participating in both the Democratic and Republican caucuses.
Nevada College Republicans have been circulating a plan to hurt Hillary Clinton by caucusing for Bernie Sanders on Saturday before voting again in the Republican caucus on Tuesday.
According to Nevada law, what Republicans are considering is a felony. NRS 293.800 states: “A person who, for himself, herself or another person, willfully gives a false answer or answers to questions propounded to the person by the registrar or field registrar of voters relating to the information called for by the application to register to vote, or who willfully falsifies the application in any particular, or who violates any of the provisions of the election laws of this State or knowingly encourages another person to violate those laws is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.”
In a statement, Nevada Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange vowed to prosecute any Republican who commits voter fraud, “After reviewing Nevada law, we believe that registering under false pretenses in order to participate in the Democratic caucuses for purposes of manipulating the presidential nominating process is a felony. The Nevada State Democratic Party will work with law enforcement to prosecute anyone who falsely registers as a Democrat to caucus tomorrow and subsequently participates in the Republican caucuses on Tuesday.”
So much for the Republican plan to hurt Hillary Clinton by trying to rig the Nevada Democratic caucus. Some Sanders supporters don’t want to hear this, but Republicans want to run against Bernie Sanders. They are dying to paint the entire Democratic Party as a gang of socialists who are out to destroy America.
Republicans have been afraid of facing Hillary Clinton in a general election for years. The Republican fear of Hillary Clinton is why they have wasted millions of taxpayer dollars investigating Benghazi and her emails. Republicans would be more than happy to commit voter fraud if it meant not facing Hillary Clinton in November.
There are no loopholes. Voter fraud is illegal, but Republicans are so desperate to win in 2016 that they are willing to commit felonies if it means harming Hillary Clinton.